Fungus on lense


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zenman49

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hi there,

i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. :( i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

any kind soul can tell me what to do? :dunno: can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

thks in advance.
 

besh

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i dun think u'll be able to clean it urself,
because u dun have any proper tools to open the lens, unless u prepared to scratches the front and rear lock.

u can send to nikon with more expensive but good and guarantee service, OR send to any camera repair center or "camera hospital" for cleaning.

the decision is up to you.
i would say IF it's a good and gems lens... of course it SHOULD go back to nikon,
if it's somethign cheapo. u can send it to 3rd party.
and if i were u, if it's cheapo. i'll try to clean it myself OR live with it. :)

(imagine that u r having some mate when u r shooting, they company u all the way fromt he beginning tilt he end of shooting session, u r no more lonely, it's somehow a good way to work thing out right? hehehe kidding)
 

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zenman49 said:
hi there,

i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. :( i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

any kind soul can tell me what to do? :dunno: can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

thks in advance.
Woah!!!
I thought fungus only grew over a longer period of time...

I better keep my stuff in the box all the time from now..
Used to leaving it in my bag sometimes...
 

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zenman49 said:
hi there,

i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. :( i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

any kind soul can tell me what to do? :dunno: can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

thks in advance.
ha ha ha. i had similar experience.:sweatsm:
 

Bleuwhale

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I too have the impression that Fungus will take some time to grow.

How long does it take for fungus to appear on e lense?

Thanks
 

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I ever took apart a canon 28-105mm USM Lens that I bought from a fellow CSer to clean 3 speck of fungus on one of the inner element. How I did it was to take a photo of every step just incase I forgot how to fix it back. The lens is working fine now.

Can try but if not confident, just leave it to the expert.
 

zenman49

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thks all for the reply...

the lense was left in my bag for about a month or so. anyway, my friend offer to help me clean. hopefully everything fine.:what:
 

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